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Certificate templates


A Certificate Template in DigiCert​​®​​ IoT Trust Manager provides the basic settings and essential components for creating certificates. Using this template, you get the configurations and patterns needed to issue certificates for your IoT devices.

To create certificate templates, you'll need specific permissions in IoT Trust Manager: Manage certificate template and View certificate template.

  • In hosted versions of DigiCert​​®​​ IoT Trust Manager, DigiCert acts as the system administrator–collaborating with you to set up certificate templates.

  • For on-premises installations of DigiCert​​®​​ IoT Trust Manager , you act as the system administrator, consulting with DigiCert as needed to develop your certificate templates.

Before starting with a certificate template, gather the following information. This data helps system administrators create the necessary JSON structure for the template.

Key features

  • Template Basics The Certificate Template serves as the starting point for certificate creation, highlighting key certificate elements.

  • Attribute Flexibility You can specify certificate attributes within the template, such as:

    • Supported key types

    • Signature methods

    • Source for the subject name

    • Other relevant attributes